Happy Holidays Vs Happy New Year

When we get into December, we see lots of new slot games being released to help us celebrate the Christmas season in style. Some of these are great to play at other times too, especially if they boast some cool features to look out for. We’ve found two from Microgaming that are worthy of a closer look. Which one of these games looks set to be the best option for you?

Happy Holidays

This is a Christmassy slot offering 243 ways to win in the base game and 1,024 ways to win in the free spins feature. This occurs when another row of icons is added before the free spins begin. There is a scattered gold bauble, kids opening gifts, a stocking, a turkey… everything you could wish for to make the perfect Christmas. The Happy Holidays logo is the wild, and there is also a Frosty Feature in the game. This triggers randomly in the base game, and only one scattered bauble is required in this feature to gain access to the free spins. Cool!

Happy New Year

Could you guess this is a slot game based around the Chinese New Year? While it’s not a festive slot, this is a major celebration in the Chinese calendar. It’s a superb three-reel game with beautiful graphics, particularly the Chinese symbols that presumably spell the Happy New Year message. These symbols are wild too, with one paying a 2x multiplier in a winning combination, and two upping that multiplier to 4x. As you might guess, three wilds trigger the top prize, but this varies in size according to which line you get the line-up on. Try for three on the fifth line to secure the biggest prize in this game.

Which one of these is best?

Your opinion of the best slot out of these two will depend on whether you prefer three- or five-reel slot games. The five-reel one is excellent and has free spins and that Frosty Feature too. But the three-reel New Year one is better than the average game, mostly because it has more than one line and a couple multiplier opportunities too. So, which one will you prefer? Play them both today – they’re both available at casinos with Microgaming titles to play – and see which one looks best to you. It might just be the one that produces the biggest prizes!